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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Looking for suggestions of a...

Hey Guys,

Looking for suggestions of a heavy duty R/R to fit an 89 PC.



Thanks,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Just recently watched a series of...

Hey Guys,

Just recently watched a series of basic D/S training videos which just happen to show some examples of 2up riding.



...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Surprisingly yes ! This year has been above...

Surprisingly yes ! This year has been above average with regard duration. I hope to get out for a short color tour this Sunday and then that will likely be about it for the real bright Yellows and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Got my stator replaced and...

Hey Guys,

Got my stator replaced and everything went well. Couple hours total and under 150.00 all in.

Got a chance to get in at least one more color tour ride this season...

Over the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Ben, Yes, found that video later this...

Hey Ben,
Yes, found that video later this afternoon.
Looks do-able.

Here is a couple of other Rick’s videos on basic troubleshooting that I found most helpful:


How to check a 3 phase...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Ben, Thanks! Ricks seems to be...

Hey Ben,

Thanks! Ricks seems to be popular.

I was reading through my manual and noticed that them mention a ‘Band strap wrench’ and also a roto puller?

I have a basic strap wrench but am...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey SilverFaux, Thanks for the prompt...

Hey SilverFaux,

Thanks for the prompt response. I will check out the link.

Cheers,
Darrel
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guy, Looks like my Stator went out on...

Hey Guy,

Looks like my Stator went out on my 89. Bummer!

Who make a good one and how difficult are these to replace?

Thanks!

Darrel
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Jay, I would appreciate your thoughts...

Hey Jay,

I would appreciate your thoughts on possibly using a Honda ST1300 as a tug?
Pro’s /con’s. I am looking at the ST as our next 2up touring platform (currently an PC800 rider).
My wife...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Glen, et al, Here is a good youtube...

Hey Glen, et al,

Here is a good youtube video on how to change the PC’s plugs in case you had never done it. I found it as well as several of his other videos very helpful.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Glen, Ours was getting in the mid 40’s...

Hey Glen,

Ours was getting in the mid 40’s when we first picked it up. I put in new plugs, air filter and ran several cans of Techron and Seafoam through it. I used about 3oz/per fill up with...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Before this thread evolves into a...

Hey Guys,

Before this thread evolves into a PC vs ST micro drama I think it fair to reaffirm my satisfaction and admiration for the PC.

Having done that I must also suggest that it simply is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Madisonreid, First off thank you very...

Hey Madisonreid,

First off thank you very much for your response, much appreciated! As you can likely imagine your response was exactly what I was hoping to read.

My wife and I recently...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Madisonreid, Congrats on the new...

Hey Madisonreid,

Congrats on the new scooter!

I am a reentry rider and my plan was to work my way back slowly. I started with a TW200 that I rode around the farm for a year, did the MSF...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 832,212
Posted By DHawthorne
My favorite but also my first and only attempt at...

My favorite but also my first and only attempt at making a youtube vid:

Quality is low due to being shot with a handheld smartphone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7UMdUuspSg

Darrel
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
The ‘U.P.’ is what we call Michigan's Upper...

The ‘U.P.’ is what we call Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Michigans U.P. is pretty amazing with regard natural scenery and is rich in history. We really enjoyed our visit and can’t wait to go see...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Wow! You guys just made my day. Thanks! We...

Wow! You guys just made my day. Thanks!

We hope to get back up there in a couple weeks or as the colors develop. Beautiful Picture.... Nice Bike too!


Cheers,
Darrel
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Thanks! The artists is Scott MacLeod and...

Thanks!

The artists is Scott MacLeod and the song is called Stanhope.

We thought it fit in well with regard pace but also lyrics.

Cheers,
Darrel
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey SilverFox, Thanks! We had such a great...

Hey SilverFox,
Thanks! We had such a great time. There are many similar roads up in the U.P. but the tunnel of trees is very special.
My wife watched that video everyday since we got back and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, We are back home now and had a...

Hey Guys,
We are back home now and had a wonderful time. Rode 2207 miles and was treated to many spectacular views up in the UP. The PC was flawless but we did have to put a new back tire on mid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35,570
Views: 8,984,203
Posted By DHawthorne
“It's déjà vu all over again” ...

“It's déjà vu all over again”

http://www.hawthorneaudio.us/photos/albums/userpics/10003/free-willy-III.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Thank you very much for the...

Hey Guys,

Thank you very much for the compliments and well wishes for our trip, much appreciated.

Diana said that she would write something up when we return after she has had some time to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Thanks! I doubt that I will even feel it’s...

Thanks!

I doubt that I will even feel it’s presence but will do a short shakedown run to confirm.
When we first started looking into riding the U.P. we ordered a booklet called U.P.Cruising:
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, In preparation for an up coming...

Hey Guys,

In preparation for an up coming 2up road trip my wife sewed us up a soft side trunk bag for the PC.

The inspiration for her bag was the bags made by the folks at Giant Loop. The PC...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,975
Posted By DHawthorne
89 Pacific Coast ...

89 Pacific Coast


http://www.hawthorneaudio.us/photos/albums/userpics/10003/P8060093.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 105,626
Posted By DHawthorne
First Honda

89 Pacific Coast

http://www.hawthorneaudio.us/photos/albums/userpics/10003/2012-09-29-19_28_08.jpg

Love this bike!

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Yes, It’s Black. It was a bright Sunny day...

Yes,
It’s Black. It was a bright Sunny day and the colors are washed out slightly but it is a nice rich black in person.

It was real easy to make this one. I put the perimeter cord in place...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Check out my latest addition to the...

Hey Guys,
Check out my latest addition to the PC:

http://www.hawthorneaudio.com/photos/albums/userpics/10003/P8310093.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey exoff-roadgoat, Yes, all secondary roads ...

Hey exoff-roadgoat,
Yes, all secondary roads pretty much following the Thornapple. I used to live in Hastings, worked in Middleville and went to GR for dinner and shopping often.
I have never...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Grandville! Went past your place last weekend....

Grandville! Went past your place last weekend. :clap Went from Marshall to, Hastings, Middleville, Grand rapids, over to Holland, down to Saugatuck and then back home to Marshall. Had many roads...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey exoff-roadgoat, Thanks for your...

Hey exoff-roadgoat,

Thanks for your response.

I did a quick search for some more suitable tires and it’s the rear that is not going to be easy to find.
Not quite ready to go to the dark side...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Quick question for all of the PC...

Hey Guys,
Quick question for all of the PC riders

We live on a farm and have a long gravel/grass drive. The other morning I had
the front tire slide out and was unable to recover. Did a walking...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Glen, Thanks! Agreed on the off pavement...

Hey Glen,
Thanks! Agreed on the off pavement use. I live on a farm with a long gravel drive. The other morning I had the front tire slide out on a curve enough to put the bike into some wet...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,347
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Picked up this clean 89 a few...

Hey Guys,

Picked up this clean 89 a few weeks back. First PC and so far it is turning out to be a fantastic experience.
22K on the clock, heated grips, cruse control, temp/volt/clock with Black...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Thank you, thank you, thank you! As...

Hey Guys,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! As much as I enjoy chasing my tail I am glad that this issue is in the rear view mirror. :clap All joking aside it feels good to learn a bit more about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, Thanks for all you help and support...

Hey Guys,
Thanks for all you help and support on this. It has been about 35 years since I owned a bike and never really knew a lot about them from a mechanical perspective. I am a quick study but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Dyno, Thanks! I am going to pull it...

Hey Dyno,

Thanks! I am going to pull it into the shop tomorrow and really see if this can be adjusted to put the friction zone more in the middle. When I got on the new to me Honda PC it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey guys, Thanks for the responses, much...

Hey guys,
Thanks for the responses, much appreciated! I will check out the link for the replacement plates and look into just swaping in a new cabel. Looks like it could very well just be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
Hey Guys, I could use some help in the form...

Hey Guys,

I could use some help in the form of opinion from some of you more experienced bike guys.

I met with a man today in hopes of selling my TW listed above. We each drove and met mid...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 1,174,995
Posted By DHawthorne
I would really like to sell this before the...

I would really like to sell this before the season ends. I bought a road bike ( 89 Honda PC800) and really don’t have the space to store both. 1500 OBO

Thanks!
Darrel
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